Harvey, By the Numbers: Thousands Evacuated, Billions in Aid Requested

Sean Breslin
Published: September 1, 2017

Harvey was a massive storm that left behind an even bigger catastrophe, and now that the numbers are beginning to come in, some are simply staggering.

(MORE: A Complete Recap of Harvey's Wrath)

Here are some of the most notable numbers from this storm, as of Friday.


The number of people who have registered for FEMA assistance as of Friday, according to the agency.

$7.9 Billion

The down payment the White House requested Friday night from Congress to fund initial recovery efforts.

$79 Million

The amount of FEMA aid that had already been approved by Friday afternoon.


The number of homes damaged in Texas by Harvey, according to the state's Division of Emergency Management. That number is expected to rise.


A rough estimate of how many Texans remained in shelters Thursday night in Texas and Louisiana.


Harvey's unofficial record rainfall, reported at Cedar Bayou. This is a new record for rainfall from a tropical system in the Lower 48 states.


The number of pounds of liquid organic peroxide that'll be allowed to burn at a Crosby, Texas, chemical plant. Three large explosions have already been reported, and there's no way to cool the chemical to prevent further explosions, plant officials said. The area has been evacuated.


The number of calls for water rescue in Houston since Saturday, according to Sam Pena, the city's fire chief.


The number of shelters that remain open in Texas.


The national average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline on Friday, according to AAA. One week ago, the national average was $2.352 per gallon, AAA also said.


The number of passengers on three Carnival cruise ships that weren't able to go back to their home port of Galveston for nearly a week after their originally scheduled return date. Two returned Friday morning, while the third ship is expected back in Galveston on Saturday.

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